Programme for International Student Assessment 2006 (PISA 2006)
The “Programme for International Student Assessment” enters the third round of surveys with PISA 2006. As before the domains of reading, mathematics, and science were assessed. In line with the rotating focus, PISA 2006 concentrated on the assessment of scientific subjects. As previously, the study aimed to assess how well fifteen-year-old students are prepared for the demands of the knowledge society and lifelong learning.
At the FDZ of the IQB are available the data of PISA-I and PISA-E as well as a sample of 9th graders.
Test Area and International Link
National / International Connection by the international sample
15-year-old students and students from classes of grade 9 at all types of general education schools (adapted tests in special education schools)
Teachers (Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry) of the selected students and the principals of the selected schools
Population / Sample
The basic population is composed of all 15-year old students. The sample selection process in each country was subject to detailed quality standards defined by the international project management. In a first step, the educational systems of the participating countries were broken down by key characteristics such as regions (federal states, provinces, cantons, etc.) and school types. Within these subdivisions (in Germany: school types within the federal states), schools were then sampled at random. In the second step of the selection process, 15-year-old students were sampled within the sampled schools, again at random.
In Germany, the option of an additional grade-based sample was taken up. As a result, in addition to the internationally standard sample of 15-year-old school students drawn from the entire student body, a further sample comprising two grade 9 classes per school surveyed in the international sample is available.
For the purpose of Länder comparison the school sample was enlarged by 1,307 schools. Additionally, 10 ninth-graders were selected randomly at each school.
n= circa 39,000 target persons (all together)
n= circa 4,900 target persons (international sample)
n= circa 34.000 target persons (Länder comparison sample)
n= circa 40,000 target persons (grade-based sample)
n= circa 37,000 target persons (age-based sample)
Survey Procedure and Instruments
Competence tests in German - reading comprehension, mathematics and natural sciences (main focus) and background questionnaires (data on student attitudes, the school context, demographic features, and information on social, cultural, and family background) for students, teachers, school principals and parents
Link to the Detailed Description of the Study
Data Accessible via Research Data Centre
To the Study Documentation at the FDZ at the IQB: https://www.iqb.hu-berlin.de/fdz/studies/PISA-2006
Information about the user conditions can be found here:
Phone: +49 30 / 20 93 - 465 52
Selection of Publications using the Data
PDF-file for download can be found here:
Programme for International Student Assessment 2000 (PISA 2000)
Programme for International Student Assessment 2003 (PISA 2003)
PISA-I-Plus 2003, 2004 (link)
Programme for International Student Assessment 2009 (PISA 2009)